We are a network of more than 250 companies and public sector organisations. Our key aim is to provide information for employers, many of whom have no experience in this area, to help them support their employees who are facing domestic abuse or who are perpetrators.
When employers demonstrate that they are aware of domestic abuse and make staff aware of the services that are available, this can help to reduce the wall of silence about domestic abuse that prevents many from seeking help.
Many employers are already taking action in their organisations – for example developing policies on domestic abuse, raising awareness amongst employees, training senior staff, managers and ambassadors on how to identify those who may need help, and offering direct help or signposting to where it can be found.
Only through greater awareness, relationship building and the sharing of best practice can we make a systematic change to the way domestic abuse is handled in the UK, and we believe that every one of our members plays an important part in that.
Our Steering Group
Our Steering Group has representatives from partner businesses and organisations as well as volunteers. Regular meetings are held.
Elizabeth Filkin CBE (Chair)
Chair, Independent Advisory Group, Marston Group
(Formerly Chair, Annington Homes, Several NEDs, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards)
Michael Naish (Treasurer)
(Formerly, Victim Support)
Sue Akers CBE, QPM
(Formerly Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service)
Fiona Cannon OBE
Group Director, Responsible Business and Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group
Sir Martin Donnelly KCB, CMG
(Formerly Permanent Secretary, Department of International Trade)
General Counsel and External Affairs Director, Vodafone UK
CEO, Inclusive Employers
Group Head of Qualifications and Diversity, Lookers plc
Dr Janet Reibstein
Psychologist. Prof Emerita, University of Exeter; Relate National Clinical Advisory Board; Faculty, The Child and Family Practice.
HR Director, BBC Studios
Director of Development & Programmes, Institute for Food, Brain & Behaviour
Diversity and Inclusion Programme Manager, House of Commons
Jenny Watson CBE
NED Financial Ombudsman Service
(Formerly Chair, UK Electoral Commission)
Global Executive Director, No More
We are always looking for people who want to help with the initiative. Please contact us if you can support us.